First off, I blame Tom Probert for this... but as you can see I have now started a Combat Models Martin Mars, it's big with a 34" wing span. Lots of bracing was needed for the fuselage structure but sadly I got lost in the moment and never took any photos. It is solid as a rock now though, just two areas you can push the plastic in but it doesn't matter as it should never break. The plastic was wafer thin so I doubled up on the inside with plasticard cut out in various shapes and then glued it in, then added the bracing over the top of that.
I am not detailing the inside much as I will copy Tom with how he did the Combat C-17 and cut a fillet off from the cockpit area, build the floor and bulkhead and then add cockpit details, then glazing.. but to be honest I am a little bit wary of doing it. The thought of making it look pretty then taking a saw to it.......
Anyway, onto some pics.
and then glued together..
and how it is now, even though it's together in the photo above, there was lots of gaps, uneven joins, dimples, holes.. you name it.
I'm pretty happy with how it's gone together so far, but as you can see in some photos, air holes from P38 car filler and a very rough surface. Lots more sanding to be done, then once I have it all totally smooth I will start to add detail to the surface.. Quite looking forward to that part!
and one bonus shot for anyone interested. I was asked 'how big is it' so I took this, it's next to the newish Mach2 Argosy that's nearly ready for paint and a can of Tamiya primer, that's 5 ½ inches long.
Hopefully this is of interest to someone.... I wonder who will be the first to say "we need a Mars in 1/32nd scale"
Thanks for looking,
Edited by Radders, 07 May 2016 - 10:12 PM.